COVID-19 response Summer 2021 Update

Most fall 2021 classes will be online. 

Upcoming classes are listed below. Please email or call 612-237-6505 with questions.

Training Events and Registration

Mediation Center training can be tailored for organizations or groups. Please call Aimee Gourlay 612-237-6505 for more information.


Upcoming Events

MN Supreme Court Certified Rule 114 40-Hour Family Mediation Skills with Karen Irvin Ph.D., LMFT

  • Rule 114 CE, CLE and LMFT credits  
  • Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 and Oct. 14 - 16, 2021. All 6 days are from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Family mediation gives people who are divorcing or separated and co-parenting a creative alternative to the family courts for making decisions about their relationship, and how they impact their children’s lives. It is a cooperative and constructive way to resolve differences and plan for the future. Minnesota District Court requires that alternatives to court be considered early in the dissolution process. Certified Family Mediation Skills provides the opportunity to become a qualified family facilitative neutral under The General Rules of Practice for the District Courts Rule 114.

Highly-regarded expert instructor, Dr. Karen Irvin, brings many years of experience as a mediator, counselor, parenting time expediter, parenting consultant and custody evaluator. The course covers conflict resolution and emotional issues surrounding family issues, as well as learning specific techniques for mediating parenting and property disputes. Special attention is paid to identifying families experiencing domestic violence. A variety of teaching methods are used, including demonstrations, role play, and discussion. Karen’s approach to the material, practice expertise and interaction with participants encourages reflective practice. Students learn from each other’s experiences and often form enduring professional ties.

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MN Supreme Court Certified Rule 114 30-Hour General Civil Mediation Skills Training

  • Rule 114 CE and CLE credits  
  • Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat 12/7, 12/8, 12/10 & 12/11, 2021 from 8:30am to 5:30pm each day

The 30-Hour General Civil Mediation Skills training course is certified by the MN State Supreme Court. Participants will be eligible for the MN General Rules of Practice for the District Court’s Qualified Civil Facilitative (Mediation) Roster of Neutrals. CE and CLE credits are available.

The course is designed for people from all professional backgrounds: managers hone their conflict management skills; lawyers find new ways to help clients solve problems; judges are challenged to expand their approach to resolving lawsuits; human resource professionals gain an invaluable tool. Counselors and therapists, public employees, educators, health care professionals and bartenders have all incorporated mediation skills learned in this training into their jobs.

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